Organizational Leadership | Los Angeles Pacific University

Organizational Leadership
 

Concentration Overview


The Organizational Leadership concentration provides students with the essential skills, knowledge, and competencies essential for serving in a leadership role in a for-profit, nonprofit, or governmental institution. Domestic and multinational enterprises require leaders who possess the acumen to move their organizations forward in a globally competitive marketplace. Students study the theories of leadership and implement strategies designed to produce long-term sustainability with integrity and authenticity. The coursework prepares students to implement organizational change and position a firm to build a competitive advantage with its people.

Organizational Leadership

This 15-unit concentration requires the following coursework:

Coursework

15 Units

LEAD

320

Theory and Practice of Leadership

3 Units

Provides an evaluative review of the major theories and practices of leadership studies, which include leaders in various sectors. The history, structure, behavior, development, and dynamics of successful and aberrant leaders are explored.

LEAD

360

Leadership Ethics

3 Units

Examines ethical frameworks and their application to organizational leadership situations, as well as to personal leadership decisions. Topics such as servant leadership, utilitarianism, Kant’s categorical imperative, and other theories are discussed, as well as corporate social responsibility, employer-employee relations, product safety, etc.

LEAD

400

Organizational Development and Innovation

3 Units

An introduction and analysis of organizational development and change factors. Restructuring organizations, human resource management interventions, diagnostics, interpersonal and group processes, and transformational change are explicated.

LEAD

420

Human Resource Strategy

3 Units

This course introduces adult learners to many of the key components of human resources (HR) in organizations, such as workforce planning, recruitment, selection, staffing, performance evaluation, training, compensation, and other issues. The leader’s perspective in relation to HR functions is the primary focus in this course.

LEAD

440

Emotional Intelligence and Leaders

3 Units

Social interaction processes and human behavior is studied from the concept of emotional intelligence, as it focuses on intrapersonal and interpersonal attributes of the leader. The positive juxtaposition of authentic leadership, emotional intelligence, and emotional contagion are explored as well.

Total Units

15 Units

This information is current for this academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.

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Potential Careers


Positions as organizational managers, development managers and specialists, program developers, adult educators, corporate trainers, management analysts, knowledge managers, strategy consultants and planners, organization development consultants.

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